CRITICAL LINKING: October 22, 2011

Our daily round-up of bookish links. Tastes great with coffee.


“He halted the action to include a parody of the scientific classification of whales, a treatise on the whale as represented in art, a meditation on the complexity of rope, whatever snagged his attention.”

One could argue that Moby Dick was Melville’s Moby Dick.


“I’m unqualified to comment on the Big Picture Why of the creatures, because I’m inside the phenomenon — I can’t stand outside myself and observe it.”

Colson Whitehead drops a little post-structuralism on the history of zombies in American culture.


“This slim little volume, complete with 100 color reproductions of vintage bookplates, traces the history of the bookplate — the decorative label pasted inside a book’s cover to convey ownership.”

This is why we need the internet.


Happy Weekend, all.

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